It’s the first full week of 2019, our doors are open, and our furnaces are firing! Forging metal is an Anderson Shumaker passion. But, have you ever wondered why forging is a top choice for metalworking? By its definition, forging pounds heated metal with heavy machinery to compress it into a new shape. As a result, the metal’s impurities are greatly compressed, enhancing its final metallurgical structure. Forging creates better fatigue, ductility, and impact resistance because it optimizes a product’s grain flow according to its final shape. Because almost all metals are forgeable, this is a huge advantage over other metalworking methods.
Since 3000 BCE, humankind has forged metal to achieve reliability, quality, strength and toughness in a variety of products. These qualities remain the top desired outcomes in modern times. However, forging isn’t the only choice for metalworking. Over the next few weeks, we’ll introduce you to our “Forging University,” where we’ll show why forging is a superior choice when compared to other metalworking techniques.
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